9 posts

Caramel Popcorn

This time of year always makes me nostalgic for the days when Trick-or-Treaters brought home bags of homemade candied apples and popcorn balls.  Just because that world only exists in Peanuts cartoons doesn’t mean we can’t have some Halloween fun with this delicious, buttery caramel popcorn recipe.  

watermelon macarons

Easy Homemade Marshmallow

I’ve already documented my adult-onset love of marshmallow.  Many home cooks are afraid to tackle these treats on their own, but have no fear.  With this simple procedure you can have this treat anytime and customize the flavors and colors to suit any occasion.  I use this recipe to make […]


Whipped Nougat

Candy bars have that all inclusive, easily eaten package we all enjoy.  Whether you want overly rich and decadent, or crunchy and salty there is an option for everyone.  Often people ask what my favorite candy bar is; it says a lot about a person.  So when I answer 3 […]


National Lollipop Day

Perhaps one of the most iconic sweets gets its own day of national observance. Is there any childhood commercial more iconic than the little boy asking the wise old owl “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?” My take on […]


In a fine dining restaurant, guests typically have 3-5 petit fours to finish a great meal.  The chef will send these beautiful concoctions along with the check to ensure that the diner leaves smiling.  This tradition allows pastry chefs to show their skill at balancing flavors in a small presentation. […]

marshmallow peeps

Shout out to my Peeps!

It’s that time of year.  Everything starts turning pastel, baskets abound, and rabbits are allegedly handling eggs filled with candy cream.  It is the Easter season and we are making Peeps. The first time I saw this I was working with an amazing pastry chef, Amanda Cook.  While we had […]